The Compassionate Ocean Dharma Center is dedicated to the central practice of awakening. The activities of the Center cultivate awareness of the essential beauty and dignity of life coming from full engagement with life-as-it-is.
The Compassionate Ocean Dharma Center is named after Jikai Dainin Katagiri Roshi, the root teacher of Joen Snyder O'Neal and Michael O'Neal. Jikai, Compassionate Ocean, refers to reality itself, which always holds us and bathes us with compassion. Even though we may not be aware of it, even though we may be experiencing a lot of suffering, still we are held in the great ocean of Buddha's compassion.
This fundraiser for Compassionate Ocean invites donations of good quality items, including furniture, kitchenware, decorative items, toys, games, books, CDs and DVDs, and gently used clothing. Please avoid outdated electronics, and call in advance to discuss donations of especially heavy or bulky items. Please come to shop as well! Volunteers are also needed; please call the Center, 612-781-7640.
For a Future to Be Possible Event
Potluck at 6:00 p.m.
Presentation and Discussion 7:00-9:00 p.m.
July 22 and August 19
No fee; register in advance by phone or email
Total Dynamic Living-An Eight Week Program in Mindfulness and Mindfullness-Based Stress Reduction
Tuesdays, 6:30-9:00 pm, June 91 to July 28
New people are always welcome at our Friday
and Sunday morning gatherings.To provide
a special welcome, welcome sessions that
include an orientation to our practice are
offered periodically. These are excellent
opportunities to find out more about sangha
gatherings if you are curious but haven't got
around to coming.
Introduction to Zen Practice
A two-class introduction to Zen meditation and related
No fee; pre-registration required.
Mondays, June 13 and June 20, 7:00-8:30 P.M.